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How to Get an “Abstract of Judgment”

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An “Abstract of Judgment” Opens new window is a summary of the court’s final decision in this case. It can be used as a lien if it is filed with the county recorder. 


To get an Abstract of Judgment


Step 1.
Get and fill out an:

  • Abstract of Judgment-Civil and Small Claims (Form EJ-001Opens new window 

    There will be a fee.


Step 2.
File form EJ-001 with the court clerk.

The court clerk will stamp the Abstract form and give the original back to you.

Make at least 3 copies of the Abstract that has the court stamp on it.  Keep one set for your own file.


You will need an Abstract of Judgment to 



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